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The rules of Pilkkihiihto are…
I don’t know any angler who needs an actual excuse to go fishing. For many of us, the fact we’re breathing is all the incentive we need. Having said that, the current Covid-19 apocalypse is reason enough to hit the water in glorious isolation.
It needn’t be a lonesome adventure, however. If you’re immediate family (those you live with) share your angling passion, you can take the whole tribe. Even if they don’t share your fishing passion, insist they go with you anyway and take some time to smell the roses or fish guts, as it were.
Covid 19 fishing expeditions are a great way to get the kids off their devices and distract your wife from yelling at the kids to get off their devices.
We’re all going a little stir-crazy, and the media-driven lousy news is relentless. The truth is, we could all do with a bit of fresh air and a bit of fishing to restore a sense of balance.
Check Out Current Government Restrictions for Your Area
Before you start tying your leaders and packing the ute, check the Covid 19 fishing / isolation / social distancing rules for your particular neck of the woods. This is important. The rules can vary, they’re confusing and on the grey side.
What I can confirm (at the time of this writing) is that in NSW fishing is considered exercise and exercise is allowed. I reckon that half the angling fraternity work up more of a sweat watching telly… but there it is. Exercise. – perfectly permissible.
Take note. You won’t be able to pack the ute with your regular fishing mates. It’s isolation or the family.
So, how are we going to scale this fish? Normal fishing session at your favourite spot? Education session for the kids? Target a species?
The Pandemic Fishing Challenge
In the grips of a global pandemic, it seems that toilet paper is a life and death resource. Who’d of thunk it?
Well, it turns out you can’t really eat your favourite two-ply. It’s actually food we need to worry about. So lets fish for a feed.
Here’s my Covid 19 fishing challenges. Option one is the minimalist survival mode. Option two is the lure challenge. Both options don’t involve much cash if any. So, if your current employment is on the go-slow, you’re still in.
I’ve put some links in the challenges bellow so you can stock up on anything you might need.
In this challenge your allowed a Fishing Rod Combo , and only the terminal tackle that you can fit in your pockets. You’re not allowed to purchase bait, use any foodstuffs from your kitchen or lures of any sort. You have to collect bait.
You can save the real survival mode for a more Hollywood style pandemic when you have to contend with zombies. Of course, you’ll need a fishing knife, hopefully not for zombies.
The challenge here is pretty obvious. Fishing has allowed entire communities, tribes and individuals to survive for millennia.
Do you have the skills to survive off the ocean’s resources with only your wits and the bare minimum of fishing kit? And it’s one thing to feed yourself; can you catch enough to feed your family?
Here’s a couple of tips
This challenge is family-based fun where genuine survival skills can be developed. The important thing is to get into the survival spirit of the challenge. G-up the family, and you’ll find that this one of the best educational experiences you can pass on to your kids. Fishing’s for life, in so many ways.
The Two Lure Challenge
Again, the main theme of this challenge is to bring home a feed to your starving, apocalypse weary family. This challenge will generally be a little (a lot) more chill than the survival mode challenge above.
But the spirit of the challenge is to use your creative fishing skills and local fishing knowledge to make the most out of the lures you have and bring home the bacon…fish. Or a bacon fish. Which had it existed, might be the most popular fish in the ocean.
In this case, you’re allowed your standard fishing gear, but just one rod and two lures. You can take 1 hard body and 1 rigged soft plastic. No future jig head or colour changes allowed.
I’ll put a couple of links to some great inshore (lake-River) all-rounder, percentage-play lures below. Of course, you might have your favourites, but it’s worth having a look at the sorts of lures that work on a variety of our most common table fish.
You’ll need to have a think about your local area and its respective fish populations. For example. The far northerners will be hunting barra. The vast majority of Australian anglers, will have bream, whiting and flathead on the hunting list.
Of course, if you have a spot for sure-thing tailor and Aussie salmon, then it’s up to you. Yes, Aussie salmon isn’t the tastiest either, but on my local beach, the 4-kilo monsters deliver a heap of protean filled, nutrient rich survival food source.
It’s a simple challenge really. Or is it?
Here’s a few tips
Wrapping up the Covid-19 Fishing Challenge
Of course, you could just grab you gear and go fishing, and that would be fun too. If it’s only a few hours respite from the current madness, it’s worth it. However, the current global pandemic has genuinely given me pause to think.
Should I be in a situation where there really was no supermarkets, no 7/11 convenience, and toilet paper was the last of my concerns, could I actually survive. Could I use my 40 years of angling experience and feed my family?
I’m truly fortunate to have never had to fish for my life, or the lives of others. But I’m pretty sure that casting the last lure I had left, knowing that catching a fish was a literal imperative, would heighten the experience, to say the least.
Take the challenges and have some fine family fishing fun with it. Keep it in mind, though, could you do it for real?
Signing off – Fishing Tackle Shop Team Writer – Anthony!
Here’s a few links to some awesome allrounder lures.
kayakers, paddle boarding and water sports fanatics are all too aware of the
benefits of a good pair of kayak shoes. Aquatic environments, river and sea,
present an endless list of obstacles, hell-bent on ripping our feet to pieces.
From rocks to corals, barnacles, and razorfish, the water’s sharp bits are
tough to avoid. Inevitably, we find them.
way to mitigate against these joy thieving marine radicals is to invest in a
pair of kayak shoes. Not only will your feet be protected during your Kayaking
adventure, but you’ll also have a safer trip from the car to the water’s edge.
How often have you spotted broken glass or oysters in the shallows as you’re
aside, there’s also the benefits of warmth, comfort, as well as protection from
insect bites and chafing.
tackle shop has a terrific range of kayak shoes for sale. We also have kayak
socks for sale.
blog is designed to help you make the right decision about appropriate kayak
shoes for your kayaking expeditions. Follow the links and check out our range.
One thing you will discover is that the kayak shoes for sale at the fishing
tackle shop are so affordable, you can get several pairs to cover all your
different kayak adventures.
What are the best shoes for Kayaking?
Not so long
ago, the choice of kayak shoes was a little limited. Now, we’re spoiled for
choice, and you can make a selection that’s refined to your particular kayak
application. It’s not like the old days when you wore a pair of thongs,
sandals, old runners, sand shoes or nothing at all.
shoes available here at the fishing tackle shop are designed, not just for
getting wet, but also to expel water quickly, dry quickly, and hold their form
when saturated. Importantly, the design of kayak shoes is for comfort.
the design and model, your kayak shoes can be convenient on land as well. Grip,
traction, and fit are critical when stepping out of the water for activity on
land. For some kayak adventurers, this happens frequently.
there are models designed to keep out the cold, provide grip in your kayak and
a good feel on the pegs or peddles. Perhaps chafing is a thing for you, and
you’d like to avoid your foot straps chaffing your wet skin.
Here are some things to consider
Step Into Your New Kayak Shoes
and your feet a favour and get yourself a pair of kayak shoes or socks. As we
mentioned earlier, shoe designs are for specific purposes. You may find that
several pairs are required to cover all of your kayaking needs.
of this is that kayak shoes are affordable at the fishing tackle shop. With a
few clicks of the mouse, you’ll be able to kick off your next paddle in a new
pair of kayak shoes. Your feet will love you for it.
obsession with chasing flathead is genuinely phenomenal. It’s a love affair
that never got old as we’ve continued to dream about hooking the meter plus
we’re talking about the famous dusky flathead. While there are several species
of flathead, our focus in this article is on the dusky.
inhabits waters from the tip of Cape York to the west of Wilson’s promontory,
the Australian mainland’s most southern point. They’re available in significant
numbers inshore and nearshore, from the beach to the brackish.
the average angler may not realise is that the dusky can reach a length of 1.2 meters
and weigh as much as 10kg. While flathead of these dimensions might be rare,
they exist. To catch one, all you need is the right flathead rig.
Keep in mind
that there are various flathead species Australia wide. The flathead rigs we’re
discussing here will, by and large, suit most flathead species.
than one approach to catching flathead. While flathead rigs can vary
significantly, we believe in keeping things as simple as possible.
fishing tackle shop, we have a selection of ready to cast flathead rigs for
sale that will save you time and money.
selection of line, leader and terminal tackle is also extensive, providing
flathead anglers plenty of options for refining and tailoring their flathead
tackle shop is the home of lures, so, needless to say, we have an impressive
selection of flathead lures for sale that will lift your catch numbers.
Let’s have a
look at a few good flathead rigs. You may feel that there’s nothing left to
write or reveal about our favourite pastime species, but revisiting basics is a
great way to improve your catch.
flathead rigs and solid terminal tackle is a must for increasing your flathead
catch. The beauty of flathead rigs and lures is that rigging with quality is
very accessible to even the tightest of budgets.
Ready to Cast Rigs
A Pre-made flathead rig comes supplied ready to attach to your mainline. Often a favourite
with novice anglers and weekend danglers, these flathead rigs take out a lot of the guesswork and rigging. One knot is all that’s required.
Pre-made flathead rigs are at the heart of simplicity. With one knot and no decisions to make, fishing for flathead has never been easier.
Each rig assembled by an expert includes quality, sharp hooks, with swivel and sinker.
The pre-made rig is not for every angler by any stretch. However, the rigs remain well-liked
for those convenience anglers hunting flathead.
Making your own Flathead Rig
Most anglers choose to make their own flathead rigs. Rig specifics get determined by the location, size of the target, size, and type of bait, and other considerations including ocean, wind and weather conditions.
3 very simple rigs are always successful when targeting flathead. 1 and 2 are for flesh and /or live baits, and you can use them in every location in just about any conditions.
The third flathead rig is for lures, both soft plastics, and hard body. Remember, we’re keeping things as simple as we can. Let’s not overthink it; the flathead certainly don’t.
1.Classic Flathead Rig for flesh or dead bait for mono mains
Run a sinker
weighted to conditions down to a swivel. Connect a 60cm leader to your swivel
and a hook to the end of the leader. Yep, Simple.
vary and is driven mostly by bait size and the size of the fish you’re hunting.
Usually, size 2 to size 5/0 will be the range. Remember, these guys have big
their particular preferences for hook style, but it will depend on bait. A long
shank will be excellent for worms and strip baits.
A long shank
also affords a little more protection from flathead teeth – they make a mess of
your leader, and who hasn’t lost a flatty to its leader grinding head shakes.
the suicide and circle style hooks are terrific – circle, especially if you
plan a release. The circle or suicide hook profile will work effortlessly for
many styles of flesh baits, especially whole dead fish such as whitebait, poddy
mullet and squid.
you prepare your kit with decent leader material. Whether you choose a mono
leader or fluoro leader is personal preference. Excellent abrasion resistance
bottom dwellers, but also ambush predators. They will come up for a bait. It
would be best if you got it down there though, so weight accordingly.
If there’s a
bit of current about, or if you’re fishing the surf, choose a sinker that
offers a little more surface area such as a bean. A ball will suffice in many
little weight as possible. It’s a good rule of thumb for all fishing. Wind may
require you to up the weight for casting purposes but again, only as much as you
several styles from which to choose. At Fishing Tackle Shop, we sell a few types,
including brass barrel and crane in small handy size pre-packs. Alternatively,
buy bulk swivels to suit your budget and save some cash.
rigs, try not to overdo it with size. Choose a swivel suitable for your line
and leader class.
2.Classic Flathead Rig for Larger Live Baits for Mono Mainlines
can undoubtedly use rig number one above for live baits, casting poddy mullet,
small slimy or yakka, is better with a few adjustments.
Use a leader
about 1 meter long tied to the swivel as above. However, if you intend using
weight, let it run to the hook.
simplicity, proving you are using mono you can forget the swivel and leader
altogether. Simply connect your hook to the mainline running your sinker to the
hook (if needed).
is a brilliant and straightforward rig, it’s not without its issues though.
It’s not suitable for thin diameter lines and braid.
decent leader, theirs a very high risk, you will be bitten off. Usually,
seconds before you land it, as the flatty does it’s last chance head shake.
Keep in mind
that without a swivel you may have some line twist to deal with aswell.
these two considerations, this is a classic and potent rig for big flatties.
the size of your bait, 3/0 to 5/0 will do the trick. The best tip is to go
super-sharp, quality hooks. Suicide, light gauge live bait, and circle hooks
are brilliant here.
remember, the worst thing you can do is use a hook too small or too large for
the bait. Presentation is everything; therefore, balance is everything.
or fluorocarbon is a personal choice, but this is not the place to argue the
pros and cons of each. In short, both are highly effective.
resistance is king, but don’t sacrifice on the supple feel as a flexible leader
will deliver stronger knots and will also allow your bait to move more effortlessly
and stay alive longer.
As per rig
3.Flathead Rig for Soft Plastics and Hardbody Lures
straight to your lure and connect with a loop knot for hardbody lures or blood
knot for plastics. If your using braid, connect your main line to a fluorocarbon
leader 60cm to 1 meter, then attach to the lure. Too easy.
as the better choice for extracting peak performance from lures, particularly
mono will also extract a highly attractive action from your lures. Action and
sensitivity diminish slightly as mono line class increases in strength. Please
don’t lose any sleep over it, however.
important not to overthink this. Flathead are a simple fish species. Use simple
What lure to use for flathead?
It’s rare to
find a lure that flathead won’t take, within reason, of course. Don’t cast
300mm trolling skirts. Having said that, we reckon the cantankerous old flatty
would still have a go at it.
voracious predators that will attack anything that moves, or doesn’t move, for
that matter. They’re a bit of a garbage gut and take just about anything. If it
moves, however, as a lure does, they’ll smash them.
fishing tackle shop, we have a lure section dedicated to flathead. It’s a HUGE
category, because flathead fancies everything from spinnerbaits, to soft
plastics of all kinds, to barra lures, and blades.
fishing tackle shop’s flathead lures for sale section and go crazy. There’s no
need to spend a fortune. There is plenty of high quality, proven flathead lures
that will weaponise your flathead rig.
weightless soft plastics is super fun, but not the go for flathead. You’ll need
weight; therefore you’ll need a quality jig head.
Not so long
ago, jig head selection was pretty straight forward. Now there’s such a variety
it can end up confusing.
tackle shop has a vast range of jig heads for sale that will enhance the action
of your flathead rig. We’re also happy to advise on a selection that will suit
your desired flathead rig.
simplicity. Don’t overthink it. You want to get your plastic into the strike
zone, looking natural. You’ll likely be choosing a head-weighted or
belly-weighted jig head. The belly weight is excellent for the shallows, and
the head weight is ideal for the deep stuff.
size is, and weight will be relative to the lure you are using. These days,
many manufacturers will indicate the ideal jig head on the packet. It’s a great
place to start.
afraid to use a larger lure and a bigger jig head. Rule of thumb is that big
fish like big lures — a good practice with flathead.
Flathead Rig Wrap-up
should always be your default position for flathead success. Keep your rigs
simple – traditional.
at the fishing tackle shop have a strong passion for grassroots fishing. It
doesn’t get more grassroots than chasing flatties.
links in this article and get familiar with everything you need to set up the
perfect flathead rig.
basics, put them in practice, and maybe your next session will see the
meter-long lizard ticked off your bucket list.
At the fishing tackle shop, we know our customers are very
particular about their braided line. We also know that our more discerning customers
are always on the lookout for the latest, most advanced braided line to give
them an edge on the water.
From the proven classics to the latest innovations, it’s our diverse range of quality line we sell that keeps our customers returning time after time to our online fishing store. Importantly, there’s no need to go anywhere else because our prices are competitively sharp.
The fishing tackle shop has a wide range of braided line for sale that will suit your application impeccably whether you fish the rivers and creeks for bass, the rocks for kingfish or the deep blue for tuna.
We stock a vast range of super line brands for sale which often include Daiwa, Sunline, Sufix, Shimano, Berkley, Rovex, Australia’s Platypus and more. It’s common knowledge that super lines will cost a little more than your average mono. While generally speaking this might be true, the fishing tackle shop has types to suit all budgets, including the tightest wallet.
It’s important to remember that typically braided line will last longer on the reel compared to mono. So, while an initial outlay my cost a little more, there can be some economy by using interwoven fishing lines.
Potential economies are not the only benefit, however. Braided line has become very popular in the last decade or so for a host of reasons. Let’s have a look at why more anglers are choosing this modern fishing line over monofilament.
Braided Line Came First
Back in the day, it was interwoven line that was the go-to fishing line before the invention of nylon. Fishing line was commonly made by weaving multiple strands of natural fabrics such cotton and linen. Other materials included silk, horsehair and catgut.
With the rise of plastic and synthetics, especially nylon, mono fishing line became the most widely used and widely available on the recreational fishing market.
After many decades of monofilament reigning supreme, it is Braided line has returned big time to take its place back upon centre stage. This time it’s in the form of multi-strand woven synthetics. Typical braid line construction weaves 4, 6 or 8 strands to make a single intertwined line. However, some brands make as many as 12 carrier versions.
In many respects, braided line has left mono fishing lines in its wake, and there are a few good reasons for this.
Let’s have a look at why the braided fishing line has, in several applications, relegated mono main lines.
The Key Benefits
Braided line has far greater muscle relative to line
diameter. For example, where you might fit 200 yards of 8-pound mono on a small
baitcaster. You can install even higher amounts 20-pound line on the same spool
using a super line due to its thin diameter.
The benefits here are significant. While targeting small
fish, you have plenty of strength in reserve should an incomparable fish take
You don’t discourage timid fish with a bulky monoline, and
you don’t lose big fish because your under-strength line fails.
With braided line, you have plenty of strength and plenty of
range to tackle a monster should it take your lure.
Braided line is stronger for far less diameter than other
types of fishing line like mono. Simple as that.
Braided line has negligible to no stretch at all. There are
a few benefits with this feature, but the key befits are in hook setting and
Even the best monofilament lines will stretch as much as
30%. When you strike, particularly at depth or with lots of line out, the stretch
will negatively impact your ability to set hooks.
With braided line, the power of your strike directly
transfers to the hook, without power loss due to stretch.
Being without stretch makes braided line far more sensitive
than mono. With braids, you can feel everything, including the slightest of
timid bites, as well as the structure and seabed undulations your rig or lure
Braided line will also better allow you to maintain the
tension on a fish during the fight. This feature comes into its own when
wrestling a bass or barra from around structure such as a log, submerged tree
Castability can vary between brands, but generally speaking,
the smaller diameter of a braided line will support much longer casts.
Braid profile or roundness has been improved over recent
years, further enhancing casting distance: the rounder the line profile, the
better the casting qualities.
Importantly, many brands coat braided line with materials
such as resin and this gives the line a very smooth feel and mitigates against
length killing friction.
A resin-coated braid, with a rounder profile and tiny
diameter, will cast impressive distance, depending on the angler’s skill and
the balance of their outfit, of course.
Mono fishing lines will degrade over time while on the reel.
Many manufacturers have developed UV protection for mono, yet they will still
need replacing following several sessions in the sun.
A combination of UV degradation, stretching, as well as abrasion,
require mono to be frequently changed to avoid failure under pressure. Braided
line will last considerably longer than mono, therefore potentially offsetting
some of the extra cost associated with using braided line.
A note about abrasion resistance
As a marketing imperative, just about every fishing line
will market as abrasion-resistant, and braided line is no exception. While many
anglers, articles and critics will sell the praises of braided line abrasion
resistance, controversy remains.
Mono will indeed get nicks, cuts and abrasions quite quickly.
However, mono can cope with this better with less chance of failing under
As you battle a bream from the barnacles, your mono will
take a severe beating, and likely need replacing. Braid will suffer the same
fate but will show fewer war wounds, following an identical battle.
However, and this is a strong “however.” When mono hits the
sharp stuff under pressure and strain, it tends to have greater resilience.
Yes, it will get damaged, but it is less likely to fail.
Conversely, the braided line on surviving such a battle will
hardly show the scars. However, there is a strong likelihood of failure when it
comes in contact with the sharp stuff while under pressure.
As with anything, there is always some level of compromise. To
deal with such concession, we strongly recommend using a fluorocarbon leader when
using braided fishing line.
Why is Braided Line so Popular?
Given the performance features mentioned above, it’s no
wonder anglers love it. We could talk for hours as to why it has become so
popular, but there is one correlation that seems to be driving the rise and climb
of braided line.
It’s easy to link the growth of braided line to the
explosion of soft plastic lures. One could argue that the soft plastic
phenomenon was responsible for the increase in all lure fishing generally.
Braided line allows anglers to extract peak action from
lures. Without the stretch of mono, the sensitivity of the braided line will
enable anglers to make their lures dance to whatever tune the rod tip plays.
For the majority of serious-minded lure anglers, and that is
a lot of us these days, braid is king.
There’s a lot to know about braided lines, the sheer volume
of options can be overwhelming for many anglers, particularly those new to
At the fishing tackle shop, we have experts ready to field
any questions you might have about selecting an appropriate braid for your
If you know your stuff, it’s easy. A few mouse clicks and
your favourite braided line is on its way to your house.
If you’re unsure, the fishing tackle shop will set you
straight. Give us a call or email.
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Pogoda nie dopisała. Rano mróz do -2° C , a w trakcie zawodów wiał silny wiatr przeszkadzający w zarzucaniu wędek.
O godz. 7.00 Prezes Koła Ryszard Dymek dokonał otwarcie zawodów i przystąpiono do losowania stanowisk. Na zawody stawiło się zaledwie 9 seniorów i 3 juniorów. Najbardziej ambitnych ludzi w naszym kole . Większość członków to wygodnisie i lenie.
Niestety obecnie w okresie od 1 maja do 31 sierpnia Nysa Kłodzka pomiędzy Młynowem a Bardem, to nie rzeka a autostrada pontonowa !!!!
Rzeka dosłownie zostaje „rozjeżdżona” pontonami popularnych spływów przełomem bardzkim.
Presja pontonowców jest na poziomie kilkudziesięciu stu-kilkudziesięciu pontonów na godzinę!!!
Nie można zarzucić wędki ,aby ktoś nie płynął.
Rzeka na tym odcinku tylko niekiedy przekracza głębokość 1 m, więc pontony „rozpływają” ją do dna , płosząc ryby i wszystko co w wodzie żyje.
My wędkarze płacimy za zarybianie rzeki, a pontonowcy z niej wyciągają kasę, bez umiary, bez opamiętania !!!
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